Interns Who Care – Corinne DeVries

Meet Corinne!

Corinne grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where she was a three-sport varsity athlete at Rochester Adams High School. She played golf, basketball, and track & field. Corinne also played travel basketball and soccer outside of school. This year, she is a senior on the varsity rowing team at Michigan State University, where she is studying communications and health, and will be attending graduate school at MSU for her master’s in interpersonal communications.

Corinne1Tell me about yourself.

Corinne: I have one sister, Monica, who is two years younger than me and my best friend. We were on the golf team together my junior and senior year of high school which was the best experience! We used to drive to practice together every day with the top down, sing to every song on the radio, and talk about life. We also have the cutest dog ever, Bailey. My dad is the chef of the family, and he is the best cook! My favorite thing he makes is steak au poivre, and I ask him to make it for my birthday every year. My mom is a very skilled artist and has her own studio, North Fire Studios. Our family likes to go up north on the weekends to our cottage in Kalkaska. It’s so relaxing up there. My dad will make dinner and we take it out on the boat and cruise around the lake.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Corinne: During the school year most of my free time is taken up by rowing. When I’m not rowing I like to hang out with my teammates and friends, go to the movies, or have bonfires. I also love drawing, especially pictures or cards for other people. And I like singing, but not in the presence of others!

Have you had a marketing internship before?

Corinne: No, this is my first internship! Last summer I was a camp counselor for five-year-olds. It was so fun, I thought nothing could beat that job but my internship at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been a blast. I’ve learned so much!

What made you want to intern with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?

Corinne: Well, CFO Jeff Wesley has been friends with my parents since before I was born. I grew up a few houses down the street and was best friends with his daughter, Emily. I knew he worked here and I had heard so many great things about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. So I asked Mr. Wesley if they had an internship program, and here I am. I’m actually desk buddies with his youngest daughter Erin, who I haven’t seen in a long time!

Corinne2What is your favorite part about interning at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?

Corinne: The people and the projects! Everyone at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is friendly and always ready to help someone else with a problem, regardless of how busy their own schedules are. I feel comfortable going to not only my supervisor, but anyone in my department for help. I also like that the projects are meaningful and help the company in some way. I’ve been busy helping with internal communications as well as writing a various blogs for external communications. I’ve also been working on a few video project for the HR department with my fellow marketing interns, Jason and Ellie. They are both so nice and so fun to work with, just like everyone else at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

What are you looking to get out of this internship?

Corinne: I want to get a good idea of what it’s like to work at an actual company and also narrow down what it is I want to do after I graduate. I majored in communications because I like people. I don’t really know exactly what I want to do, I just know I want to work with people. I’m hoping this experience will help me figure that out. I get to work on different projects and see the different aspects of communication and marketing which will definitely help me determine my career path.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Corinne: In five years I will be graduated from graduate school, probably living in Michigan. I’d love to work at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, or at least somewhere like it! I definitely see myself with a dog or maybe two. I love huskies!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? And why?

Corinne: I would want the super power of always knowing the right answer, so that I’m never confused and I can solve any problem. That would be so helpful in getting things done.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?

Corinne: Papa, my mom’s dad, was one of the most awesome people that I have ever known. He was the biggest goofball and he was really smart. He passed away of cancer when I was 14. I remember when I was maybe 4, my mom and my aunt played on the same soccer team and he and my grandma would come to the games with us. He always had Tootsie Rolls or Werther’s in his pockets. He would make us guess which hand they were in and he’d play games with us. It’d be nice to talk with him again and catch up.

 

Corinne has been a key asset to the marketing team this summer and has helped with many projects so far. We are happy to have Corinne working with us and are excited to see the awesome things she will do for the duration of her internship.

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